The Beta Chapter of the Sixty Plus club invites faculty and staff
to a presentation by club member Virginia Ganzon-Sturwold on "I
Witnessed the Bataan Death March" at 1:15 p.m. Monday in the
Rosa Parks Room of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
James Quesada, associate professor and chair of anthropology, will
speak on "No Soy un Welferero: Latino Immigration in the
Crosshairs of Legitimation Maneuvers" from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Monday in room 361 of the HSS building.
The event is part of the College of BSS faculty research series.
Gail Collins, editor of The New York Times editorial page, will
speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez
Student Center. Collins will discuss her book "America's
Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines," as
well as the importance of women in leadership roles.
The event is sponsored by Associated Students Inc., President
Corrigan and the San Francisco Urban Institute.
Defensive driver training sessions will be held from 8 to 11:30
a.m. and from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
To register, e-mail email@example.com or call ext. 8-1449.
Reproductive rights discussion
A panel on "The Assault on Women's Reproductive Rights" will
be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in room 133 of the Humanities
This is the final event in SFSU's Women's History Month series.
City supervisor visits
The campus community is welcome to attend a public forum with San
Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd at noon in room 268 of the HSS
building. Elsbernd represents District 7, in which the campus is
The event is sponsored by the Political Science Students Association
and the President's office. More events are being planned.
Steven Epstein, associate professor of sociology at University
of California, San Diego, will speak on "Health Disparities,
Bodily Differences, and Collective Identities: Gender, Race, Age,
Sexuality, and the Changing Politics of Biomedical Research in
the United States" from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 4,
in room C-114 of the Student Center.
The event is part of spring health disparities seminar series
and is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-2978.
Conference on aging
The School of Social Work invites the campus community to a free
conference on aging titled "A Demographic Shift: Ready or
Not, Here it Comes!" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April
8, in Jack Adams Hall of the Student Center.
This conference will cover such topics as healthy aging, common
chronic illnesses, mental health and aging, elder abuse and careers
in aging. Five continuing education units are available.
for the conference by Wednesday, March 30, by calling
Comedian Guy Torry
Guy Torry, a host on BET's "Comic View" and a veteran
of "Showtime at the Apollo" and "Def Comedy Jam," will
perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Jack Adams Hall of
the Student Center. Tickets are $12 for the general public and
$6 for students. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased
in advance by calling (800) 594-8499 or at: aspa-sfsu.org
The event is sponsored by A.S. Performing Arts.
U.S. race and ethnicity
Sanjoy Banerjee, professor of international relations, and Robert
C. Smith, professor of political science, will speak from 4 to
5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in room 361 of the HSS building.
Banerjee will speak on "Nationality and American Identity" and
Smith will speak on " Reagan, Race and Rights: Substance
and Symbolism in the 2nd Reconstruction."
The event is part of the College of BSS faculty research series.
The African American Community Health Fair will take place from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, on the Quad. The fair include
free test forHIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, glaucoma,
body fat and more. There will also be Caribbean music, information
from a variety of community groups and agencies, and a drawing
for one of 75 pedometers.
The event is sponsored by the Student Health Advisory Committee
and Associated Students Inc.
Academic Senate meets Tuesday
The Academic Senate will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Nob Hill
Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center.
Agenda items include: a report from Alex Tourk of the San Francisco
Mayor's office on Project Homeless Connect; a report from Marilyn Verhey,
dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Enrique Riveros-Shafer,
associate vice president of academic resources, on reorganization of
Academic Affairs; an update from Oswaldo Garcia, chair of the academic
program review committee, on graduate program review; a proposed discontinuance
of the minor degree in California studies; a proposed resolution in support
of the University Club; a proposed policy for a faculty honors and awards
committee; a recommendation from the Senate executive committee on annual
senate reapportionment; and a proposed resolution in support of academic
New director of design and construction
Roger Fish was recently named director of design and construction in
the Office of Capital Planning, Design and Construction. He replaces
The director of design and construction is responsible for development
and implementation of the University's annual capital outlay program.
Major responsibilities also include project management of ongoing and
future construction projects including Hensill Hall and the Library.
"Roger brings to the position extensive knowledge and experience
in planning, architecture and construction," said Leroy Morishita,
vice president for administration and finance. "His skills and abilities
augment and complement the talents of the staff in Capital Planning,
Design and Construction. We are excited Roger has accepted this appointment
and look forward to working with him in his new role."
Fish was hired in 2001 as a project manager in the Office of Capital
Planning, Design and Construction. In 2002 he was appointed campus planner.
Academic administrative reviews
The campus community is invited to participate in the academic administrative
reviews for Deborah Masters, University librarian; Gail Whitaker, associate
vice president for academic program development and dean of extended
learning; and Yenbo Wu, director of international programs.
questionnaires are available on the Academic Affairs Web site at: www.sfsu.edu/~academic/aprq.htm
it comes to innovative teaching methods, Professor Stanley Pogrow has
some pretty "hot" ideas. Years ago, as a new teacher in the
New York City public school system, he found his open-ended questions
or any questions that required abstract thinking were often met with
blank stares. Pogrow realized that many students lacked a key ingredient
in achieving academic success: the critical thinking skills necessary
to engage in a thoughtful conversation.
out to change that when he developed Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS),
a specialized program for accelerating the learning of economically
disadvantaged and learning disabled students in grades four through
entire profile: www.sfsu.edu/~news/cmemo/spring05/march28people.htm
Travel funds for staff
The SFSU Retirement Association is accepting applications for support
for approved, job-related travel for University staff members. Grants
will be given up to $1,000. Partial support may be offered.
Staff members can apply by writing a request that describes the purpose
of the travel as well as travel plans and cost. Contact information for
someone who can verify the travel is approved and job-related should
also be included.
to SFSU Retirement Association, care of Franklin Sheehan, Mathematics
Department, or e-mail: email@example.com
The deadline to apply is May 1, 2005.
Academic apparel for Commencement
All faculty members who plan to participate in Commencement may reserve
their academic apparel at the SFSU Bookstore. To place an order, call
ext. 8-2665 or stop by Mezzanine 113C of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
to place orders is April 4. Orders placed after this deadline will
need to be rush-shipped to the Bookstore.
Faculty marshals wanted
Faculty members are needed to work with students before and during SFSU's
May 28 Commencement. For details and to volunteer, contact one of the
college dean's offices or Rick Houlberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.
Michael Gregory memorial
A memorial for Michael Gregory, professor emeritus of English, will take
place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, in room 587 of the Humanities
building. Individuals will be able to share reminiscences, anecdotes,
appreciations, memories and tributes.
The event is sponsored by the NEXA Program and the English Department.
Summer fee-waiver applications
Employee and dependent fee-waiver applications and information for the
summer 2005 semester are now available in Human Resources, room 252
of the Administration building. Eligible employees may submit their
fees and applications to the Bursar/Cashier's Office, room 155 of the
Administration building. Dependent fee-waiver participants should continue
to submit their fees and applications directly to Human Resources.
including eligibility requirements, call ext. 82678 or e-mail Jackie
Bender at: email@example.com
Pacific Heights mansions walk
The University Women's Association invites the campus community to a
two-hour walk exploring Victorian-style homes in San Francisco at 10
a.m. Saturday, April 23. The walk is relatively flat, with one steep,
short downhill. It begins in Alta Plaza Park, atop the stairs at Pierce
and Clay streets.
Tickets are $10 per
person. To reserve a spot in the tour, send a check payable to "UWA" to
Lin Ivory, 145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.
The deadline is Friday, April 8. For details, e-mail Ivory at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening night with 'The Magic Flute'
The University Women's Association (UWA) invites the campus community
to attend a dinner and opening night performance of SFSU's production
of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" at 6 p.m. Friday, April
29, in the University Club.
Tickets are $27 per
person for UWA members and guests and $30 for non-members. For reservations,
send a check payable to "UWA" to Lin Ivory,
145 Sequoia Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960.
The deadline is Friday, April 15. For details, e-mail Ivory at: email@example.com
Bay Area Jefferson Awards
In January, the Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL) became one
of 49 nonprofits in the Bay Area to join the Jefferson Awards for Public
Service Civic Engagement initiative. This initiative recognizes individuals
who have benefited the community. The San Francisco Chronicle, CBS
5 television (KPIX) and KCBS-AM announce a Jefferson Awards Unsung
Hero each week.
Faculty, staff, students and/or community partners' staff may nominate
an individual for the award. OCSL is accepting nominations throughout
the year and will select five winners each academic year. For details,
contact Perla Barrientos at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 8-3282.
Health and Human Services lab
The College of Health and Human Services has opened a new computer lab
in room 254 of the HSS building. The lab has open hours for all SFSU
In addition, the College has opened a student advising center adjoining
the lab, open to current or prospective HHS majors.
house for both resources will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday,
March 30, in room 254 of the HSS building.